Took a tour of the gardens today, just to see if this mild weather yielded any surprises. I keep waiting for the hellebores, and was really hoping for that surprise.
The greens are looking good, but no blooms yet. That’s good. I will wait until Easter and take another garden walk! Hopefully they will be sporting more color then – guess they call it Lenten Rose for a very good reason!
The cockleburs are very abundant in one neglected corner of the yard. I can’t remember what the blooms looked like, but I think they were purple. The seed pockets are very interesting, and very sticky. Glad that most are too tall to be attached to Willis as he runs past.
Just as I was about to give up, I couldn’t believe what I saw just under the deck.
Little viola volunteers! What a really lovely surprise.
I hope your new year is full of wonder and surprise! Happy 2016!